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. . .  has reached the age of 74 without ever becoming famous, which she thinks is a great loss to the world. She fled to the North East eight years ago, to escape house prices on the South Coast. She writes a poem every 10 years, as well as short stories, and is allegedly working on a novel which is hopefully being considered for a prize from New Writing North. She got an M.A. in creative wriitng this year and hopes to write more now she is released form the tyranny of modules.Her hobbies are cooking, getting up late, and fantasising about being published.

In 2013 she won Third Prize in The Sid Chaplin Short Story Competition.

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Lois Elaine Heckman received a degree in Italian from UCLA. Her home is now Milan, Italy. Among her credits are Boston Literary Magazine, Shot Glass Journal, Victorian Violet Press, Lucid Rhythms, Tilt-a-Whirl and the Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine. In 2010, she won the New England Shakespeare Festival's Rubber Ducky Sonnet Contest.

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